VOA Mobil 1 5W-30 High Mileage SN+/ACEA A5/B5

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I recently put this oil in my F150 5.0 and thought I'd share the VOA here. I've been using Milton Cat for all of my oil analyses the past couple of years. As the title says; this is M1 5W-30 High Mileage API SN+ and ACEA A5/B5 Copper 0 Iron 0 Chromium 0 Aluminum 1 Lead 0 Tin 0 Silicon 7 Sodium 0 Potassium 1 Boron 94 Moly 72 Nickel 0 Silver 0 Titanium 0 Calcium 999 Magnesium 699 Zinc 744 Phosphorus 667 Barium 0 Oxidation 11 Nitration 6 Sulfation 18 Vis @ 100°C 11.4 TAN 1.98 TBN 7.1 ISO code 22/20/15 4 micron 21400 6 micron 8450 10 micron 1558 14 micron 173 18 micron 68 21 micron 47 38 micron 10 50 micron 7
 
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Thanks for the VOA. I've used plenty of this oil in the past few years and it's one of my favorites. Looks like it's still on the thicker side which is nice.
 
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Originally Posted by Carbon12
Thanks for the VOA. I've used plenty of this oil in the past few years and it's one of my favorites. Looks like it's still on the thicker side which is nice.
You're welcome!
Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en
You picked a winner, especially if you're finding seepage or minor leaks. Good choice.
The truth is, my engine does not use, leak or even seep oil. I'm just trying something different after about 35k miles (3 OCIs) using Castrol Edge.
Originally Posted by aquariuscsm
Seems like a really low tbn for a synthetic high mileage oil. I think Edge is in the 11-12 range per PQIA.
When PQIA gets their analyses done, their lab uses ASTM D2896 just like the oil blenders. My lab had always done so as well, but this VOA was done with ASTM D4739 and that's why it resulted in a "weak" looking TBN. ASTM D4739 (used for UOAs) only shows the TBN of the metallic additives. It doesn't include the ashless detergents that are also in the oil. ACEA A5/B5 requires a minimum TBN of 8.0 using the D2896 method and I suspect that this oil would be well above 8 if tested by PQIA. For the record, Blackstone also uses D4739 for both VOAs and UOAs.
 
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Just put this in both my 5.3.
I leaks, so far valvoline maxlife or supertech hm didnt stop it.
 
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